Questions tagged [ecryptfs]

eCryptfs is a POSIX-compliant enterprise-class stacked cryptographic filesystem for Linux. Ubuntu's encrypted home directory feature uses this technology.

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Encrypted home folder gets unmounted just like that

Since yesterday I have encountered something rather odd twice in what is a fresh Ubuntu 20.04 installation (i.e. not upgraded from an older version). The machine is just used by me and there is no ...
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Where's this extra /home folder come from?

My laptop's home drive is encrypted. When I run cd / && ncdu and navigate to /home, I see this: 50.0 GiB /.ecryptfs 50.0 GiB /dan 22.4 GiB /dan.GynX3uiX I'm pretty sure that aint quite right....
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use of TPM to generate and store a private key then to use this key and the associate certificate in a netplan configuration

I use an encrypted private key, the corresponding certificate, etc. to define the configuration of netplan with eap-tls authentication. Everything is fine so far but I have to protect the private key ...
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Encrypted home .Private folder eats up disc space in Ubuntu 18.04

I'm running out of disc space due to a huge .Private () folder maintained by ecryptfs. I encrypted my complete home with ecryptfs 2 years ago and I deal with little but important data on the system. ...
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How can I uninstall or disable a gnome extension in an encrypted user home directory?

After installing the good-bye-gdm-flick GNOME extension on 18.04.4, I am no longer able to log in. After logging in, only a purple screen is shown (mouse cursor active). My next course of action would ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 14 to 16 when I accidently pressed suspend

I don't have any programing background. So, I was upgrading the system via terminal, when it just started, i pressed suspend, instead of lock. The screen froze. I switched it off. And when restarting, ...
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Error: Encrypted private direction is not setup properly

Update 2: I've used my MOUNT passphrase to use ecryptfs (which I got after adding universe as a repository) successfully, according to the terminal: sudo ecryptfs-recover-private /mnt/int-hdd INFO: ...
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A dependency job for cryptsetup.target failed. See 'journalctl -xe' for details

I am trying to encrypt swap file in 20.04 post-installation (i successfully conducted home dir encryption). I have a swap file created, with an UUID, and these are my fstab: # /etc/fstab: static ...
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“cannot open /dev/mapper/cryptswap1: no such file or directory” no matter what I try when encrypting swap file!

I tried every trick in the book and I still can not encrypt the swap file. I always get the error: cannot open /dev/mapper/cryptswap1: No such file or directory So far, I tried creating the ...
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Impossible to graphically log in / Unable to create files

I had a message preventing that my disk was almost full. I removed some files (several Gb's) and decided to restart my computer. Now I cannot log in with the graphical interface anymore, I get an ...
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migrate encrypted home to another partition ecryptfs

I have an ecryptfs encrypted home directory. Now I got another NAND and I want to move the home directory to the new partition. How to do that best? (I can save entire home on an external directory,...
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Lock keyring and umount ~/Private on lock screen

My Ubuntu-mate 18.04 has quite convenient lock screen. I would like to lock my gnome-keyring and unmount ~/Private (ecryptfs partition) while screen is locked. The idea is to get a protection ...
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ecryptfs fails to create new a file after I create a certain number of files in ecrypted directory

I have installed ecryptfs-utils and encrypted the home directory of user2 with user1. I logged out of user1 and logged in with user2 as instructed. However, when I check the dmesg I see the following ...
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How can recover my encrypted files if the system says my key isn't saved?

Screenshot of my problem: BACKGROUND: So I messed up my install pretty badly. I think /var and /opt are gone, wi-fi doesn't work, but even if it did, apt doesn't work anymore either (says my sources....
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Can no longer mount ecryptfs after fsck removed Private.sig file

OS: Ubuntu Server 18.04 I have an encrypted home directory. Recently I installed a Steam game that was writing to this directory (since Steam saves gamefiles to your home dir), and I think it started ...
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Cant access ubuntu as i overloaded my drive- ecryptfs is read only

So finally after hours of reading around and listening to tons of advice I found out how to access my account and mount ecryptfs. So okay, I'm closer to my goal of deleting image.img, which is ...
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home encryption - how does it work with different users / passwords?

In Ubuntu 16.04 you have the option of encrypting the /home/$USER directory with ecryptfs just by ticking a box at install time. /home/$USER is unlocked seamlessly when you log in. The install process ...
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I have decrypted ecryptfs encrypted /home, now what?

Long story short: Currently I have a /home partition (with no os installed, no root partition) encrypted with ecryptfs. Following numerous tutorials and guides, I have successfully mounted the ...
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Forgotten password and ecryptfs [duplicate]

I forgot my Ubuntu password. I entered recovery mode and changed the password for my user with passwd as root. I haven't used that machine for a long long time, so I also forgot that my home folder ...
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Apparmor problem with ecryptfs mount on mysql folder

I am getting mysql to run on a ecryptfs filesystem in a standard LAMP stack running in DigitalOcean Ubuntu 18.04.2 for a Wordpress website. It is running well with the process below, except that ...
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Problem mounting .ecryptfs home folder after entering correct passphrase!

I have and encrypted home folder on my previous OS (Lubuntu 18.04) which is not bootable now and need to recover it from Live OS. When I run following command to decrypt my home folder: sudo ecryptfs-...
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Boot fail after update: How to access encrypted home directory from root shell

My Ubuntu 18.04 laptop has failed to boot up since an update yesterday evening. I'm getting a "Started Hold until boot process finishes up" message. This question and answer suggest that I need to ...
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ecryptfs fails on first mount

ecryptfs fails the first time I attempt to mount a directory. ecryptfs-utils is installed. The command I'm using is: sudo ecryptfs -t /home/[username]/[directory name] /home/[username]/[directory ...
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access ecryptfs disc from ubuntu 19 with ubuntu 18

When I installed Ubuntu 19 it offered to encrypt the disc where I have my /home partition. I chose that because I thought my data would be safer. For different reasons I was not happy with Ubuntu 19, ...
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git access to ecryptfs encrypted folder

As per a requirement, I have encrypted the project folder in my PC using ecryptfs using the steps given in THIS link. Now, I see that I have lost git access to the folder. Now, when I give any git ...
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How can I mount/recover my ecryptfs-encrypted home?

I recently found an old disk with files in my ecryptfs-encrypted home folder that I want to recover. However I cannot boot into the system as it does not boots not. I need to attach the old disk to my ...
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System recovery: can’t manipulate encrypted files

Something has used up all the disk space on my home directory and caused my computer to freeze up. I tried to reboot and the system would not do so, and I then booted into recovery mode. Using the ...
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Finding ecrypt-recover-private mountpoint

After heavily struggling on mounting my ecrypted hdd, I now want to securely unmount the recovered hdd. I did it as proposed in this question. It was mounted by using $user> cd /media/$user/...
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ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase FAILS with WORKING loggin password? [duplicate]

sudo ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase /home/username/.ecryptfs/wrapped-passphrase This should work with my 'login' password. I'm logged in to the user account, I can see my files, yet that command fails ...
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how to decrypt an ordinary folder (not home, nor partition, nor .Private)

Following the procedure described here I could create an encrypted folder in an external drive. mount -t ecryptfs /media/foo/bar /media/foo/bar Then I put some stuff inside, restarted my computer ...
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ecryptfs: mount: No such file or directory

I installed ecryptfs-utils in my new Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with the following command: $ sudo apt install ecryptfs-utils Then I set up a Private directory as described in a wiki.archlinux documentation: ...
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Ubuntu gets stuck in a login loop - 16.04, 18.04 [duplicate]

My Ubuntu is stuck in a login loop when trying to enter my desktop. When I login, the screen gets black and soon after that the login screen comes back.
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Double encryption

With Ubuntu 14.04 I used to encrypt a Private directory with ecryptfs. Now I am considering enhancing security by encrypting the whole disk, checking the checkbox “Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation ...
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How to Mount and Unmount encrypted folder in Ubuntu 18.04?

I made an encrypted folder in my Home Directory following this method https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/how-to-encrypt-directories-with-ecryptfs-on-ubuntu-16-04/ But now I can't understand how to ...
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What Packages Does KDE Vaults Need to Operate?

I'm planning on un-encrypting my home directory for easily moving it to an SSD (by following this tutorial: https://askubuntu.com/a/4960/645874), but I'm not sure if this will affect KDE Vaults. Does ...
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Issues recovering and encrypted home drive

I have an encrypted home folder from a 16.04 install that survived an upgrade to 18.04. Later, in 18.04, everything went wrong and now I'm having to recover my home folder from a live USB so I can ...
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How do I properly change my password in Xubuntu 16.04 without breaking my system? [duplicate]

Yesterday I changed my Xubuntu 16.04 user password using passwd in the terminal. I continued working all day, everything was fine. Today I turn on my machine, try to log in and I'm stuck in a log-in-...
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File system is reported full with half of it use by ecrypt and other half by the /home/user

I install my workstation using the installer provided option to encrypt my "/home" directory, I expected it to be completly transparent on usage but after the system warn me that the filesystem was ...
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Need to access encrypted pass phrase

My system is telling me that to restore test so I can retrieve files in the case of an emergency i need my encrypted password. I have tried the command ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase and I get: ecryptfs-...
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Change Location of ecryptfs Private Folder to USB Drive Folder

I'm running Kubuntu 18.04. I've installed ecryptfs and have a ~/Private folder that seems to work fine. I'd like to change the location of the ~/Private folder to "/dev/sdb1/Private" where sdb1 is a ...
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Encryption using ecryptfs

I'm running Kubuntu 18.04. I installed ecryptfs but Private folder is not encrypted. I ran... sudo apt-get install ecryptfs-utils Then I ran... ecryptfs-setup-private The terminal output looked like ...
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Setting correct size for “cryptsetup: WARNING: Option 'size' missing in crypttab for plain dm-crypt mapping root” message

I have a full disk encryption using ecryptfs, after upgrading to 18.10 a warning message started to appearing at boot: cryptsetup: WARNING: Option 'size' missing in crypttab for plain dm-crypt ...
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ecryptfs error recovering encrypted home folder

I'm dual booting windows and ubuntu. Apparently I encrypted my home folder when I installed ubuntu, though I don't remember choosing that. I tried to access files on the ubuntu partition while running ...
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How to rename a user with an eCryptfs encrypted home directory?

I just want to change the username of a user with an encrypted home directory. Is there a simple way instead of the suggested restoring and so forth? How can i move an encrypted home directory to ...
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Create new location for Dropbox [duplicate]

Running Ubuntu on a Dell XPS, dual-booting with Windows that I hardly use. I encrypted my home folder when installing 16.04, and now Dropbox won't sync anymore as they no longer support .ecryptfs. ...
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What is `/home/.ecryptfs` and why does it take up so much space?

I'm trying to clean up my home directory to make space, and I ran du on /home with the following results: kylrth@kylrth: ~$ du -a /home | sort -n -r | head -n 10 du: cannot read directory '/home/...
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Cannot login, after a failed attempt to uninstall ecryptfs

I probably did a few things wrong on my Ubuntu installation, and I hope that someone here can help me fix that. I'll try to describe in details what I did, if you need more technical detail ask me in ...
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Dropbox has just force-halted syncing, probably because I am using standard 16.04 drive encryption. How might I address this? [duplicate]

The Dropbox client 2.10.0 (https://linux.dropbox.com/packages/ubuntu/dropbox_2.10.0_amd64.deb) has just presented me with the following message: (The "See requirements" button links here which is of ...
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Possible to Create Unencrypted Folder Outside Ecryptfs Home?

Dropbox is dropping support for ecryptfs directories. Is it possible to create a directory outside the encrypted home directory that a user can access, where the Dropbox folder can be moved to?
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18.10 upgrade from 18.04 — Login loop. Can't mount private data

Upgraded from 18.04 to 18.10. All worked well until I shut down. Now when I boot up, I get the login loop. Enter passphrase and go back to main login screen. I did the CTRL+ALT+F3 and find that my ...

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